BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

34th year  -  N° 346                 Thursday, 12 December 2019         Antwerpen		
Through the Night Softly




26 events for 22 March:

  • (+)
    420 Years Ago Today

    Monday 22nd of March 1599

    Baroque painter Anthony van Dyck is born in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


  • (-)
    187 Years Ago Today Wollte Er Mehr Licht

    Thursday 22nd of March 1832

    Poet, writer and botanist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe dies of heart failure at the age of 83 in Brauhausgasse 10, Weimar, Thüringen, Germany.


  • (+)
    162 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of March 1857

    13th President of the Third Republic and 14th President of France Paul Doumer is born as Joseph Athanase Doumerc in Aurillac, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.


  • (-)
    106 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of March 1913

    Murderers Charles and George Humphery are executed by hanging at the age of 52 and 39 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


  • (+)
    106 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of March 1913

    Actor Karl Malden is born as Mladen George Sekulovich in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


  • (+)
    98 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of March 1921

    Writer Jean Bruce aka Jean Alexandre, Jean Alexandre Brochet, Jean-Martin Rouan, or Joyce Lindsay known for the adventures of secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath aka OSS117 is born as Jean Brochet in Beauvoir, Pays de la Loire, France.


  • (+)
    96 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 22nd of March 1923

    Mime artist Marcel Marceau aka Bip the Clown is born as Marcel Mangel in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France.


  • (+)
    88 Years Ago Today He Was Set to Boldly Go Where no Man Had Gone Before

    Sunday 22nd of March 1931

    Actor William Shatner aka Captain Kirk is born in Montreal, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Quebec, Canada.


  • (x)
    86 Years Ago Today Machte Arbeit Frei

    Wednesday 22nd of March 1933

    The first Konzentrationslager is inaugurated by 33-year-old Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS) Heinrich Luitpold Himmler with the arrival of about 200 prisoners from Stadelheim Prison in München and the Landsberg fortress in Konzentrationslager Dachau, Dachau, Bayern, Germany.


  • (+)
    83 Years Ago Today It Was a New World in the Morning

    Sunday 22nd of March 1936

    Singer-songwriter Roger Whittaker is born in Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya.


  • (+)
    82 Years Ago Today

    Monday 22nd of March 1937

    Composer Angelo Badalamenti known for the Twin Peaks soundtracks is born in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


  • (+)
    78 Years Ago Today Kam Er Vom Himmel über Zürich

    Saturday 22nd of March 1941

    Actor Bruno Ganz is born in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.


  • (-)
    77 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of March 1942

    42-year-old Jean-Marc Van Bever is murdered by doctor and serial killer Marcel Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer in 21 Rue Le Sueur, Paris, XVIe, Île-de-France, France.


  • (x)
    76 Years Ago Today

    Monday 22nd of March 1943

    156 inhabitants including 75 children are burned alive or gunned down by the German Schutzmannschaft Battalion 118 in Khatyn, Minsk Oblast, Russia.

    Earlier that day a German convoy was attacked by Soviet partisans near Koziri village just 6 km away from Khatyn, resulting in the deaths of four police officers of Schutzmannschaft Battalion 118.


  • (+)
    55 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of March 1964

    Victim of Dennis Nilsen aka Killing for Company Stephen Dean Holmes is born in London, Hampstead, Greater London, United Kingdom.


  • (+)
    51 Years Ago Today

    Friday 22nd of March 1968

    Murderer Odell Odell is born in Wichita Falls, Texas, United States.


  • (+)
    50 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of March 1969

    Murderer Alva Eziel Curry is born in Austin, Texas, United States.


  • (x)
    41 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of March 1978

    27-year-old Jeffrey Rignall is raped, drugged, whipped and tortured by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

    When Rignall next regained consciousness he woke up under a statue in Chicago's Lincoln Park.


  • (-)
    41 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of March 1978

    22-year-old Karen Schilt is abducted, sexually assaulted and tortured by serial killer Richard Cottingham aka The Torso Killer in Ledgewood Terrace Apartments, Liberty Street, Little Ferry, New Jersey, United States.

    Schilt was found in the parking lot the next day by patrolman Raymond Auger.


  • (x)
    38 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of March 1981

    24-year-old Irish republican hunger striker Patsy O'Hara starts hungerstriking in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


  • (x)
    38 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 22nd of March 1981

    24-year-old Irish republican hunger striker Raymond McCreesh starts hungerstriking in Maze Prison, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


  • (-)
    30 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of March 1989

    Murderer Leon Rutherford King is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


  • (-)
    25 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 22nd of March 1994

    Cartoonist, animator and film director Walter Benjamin Lantz known for creating Woody Woodpecker dies of heart failure at the age of 95 in Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, California, United States.


  • (x)
    22 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 22nd of March 1997

    State policeman Olivier Motte discovers eight trash bags with female torsos, arms and legs, considered to be victims of Unidentified serial killer Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer in Rue Emile Vandervelde, Cuesmes, Hainaut, Belgium.


  • (-)
    13 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 22nd of March 2006

    Child killer Robert Madrid Salazar is executed by lethal injection at the age of 28 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

    Salazar's last meal request was for a dozen tamales, six brownies, refried beans with chorizo, two rollo candies, six hard shell tacos with lettuce, three big red sodas, ketchup, hot sauce, six jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, cheese, and extra ground beef.



  • 12 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Thursday 22nd of March 2007

    Loafs of bread in an automated vending machine waiting to be bought in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.



    Print PDF